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WWE Star Asuka Addresses Knee Injury and Future in Ring Amidst Queen of the Ring Absence

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WWE Superstar Asuka, known as “The Empress of Tomorrow,” has recently addressed her injury status, causing concern among fans and shaking up her scheduled appearances.

Asuka, a nine-time champion and integral member of the WWE women’s roster, was notably absent from the Queen of the Ring tournament due to this injury.

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Asuka Injury Update

The injury occurred during a SmackDown episode on March 15, where Asuka reportedly hurt her knee. This led to her being pulled from several WWE live events as a precautionary measure to undergo medical tests and determine the severity of her injury​​​​.

Despite the setback, Asuka demonstrated her resilience by continuing to participate in matches, including a notable performance at WWE Backlash France on May 4, where she and her tag team partner Kairi Sane lost the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship​​.

Dakota Kai, Asuka’s stablemate from Damage CTRL, confirmed during a recent episode of Raw that Asuka was not medically cleared to compete in the Queen of the Ring tournament. Kai took Asuka’s place but was defeated by Lyra Valkyria in the first round​​​​.

WWE News: Injury Situation Addressed

As of now, the full extent of Asuka’s injury and the timeline for her return to the ring remain uncertain. Fans and fellow wrestlers alike are hopeful for a speedy recovery for the celebrated WWE star.

Asuka did however address the situation on her YouTube channel, saying: “After the Backlash of my European tour, I had to take a break to treat my knee that I had been hurting for a while. My partners Kairi and Dakota helped me a lot during this tour as I could not move at my best. I am very grateful to both of them.”

Stay tuned for further updates on Asuka’s status and other wrestling news.

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